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The Mathematical Landscape

  • Philip J. Davis
  • Reuben Hersh
  • Elena Anne Marchisotto
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Part of the Modern Birkhäuser Classics book series (MBC)

Abstract

ANIVE DEFINITION, adequate for the dictiuonary and for an initial understanding, is that mathematics is the science of quality and space. Expanding this definition a bit, one might add that mathematics also deals with the symbolism relating to quantity and to space.

Keywords

Mathematical Intelligencer Mathematical Community Planetary Motion Mathematical Association Clay Tablet 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip J. Davis
    • 1
  • Reuben Hersh
    • 2
  • Elena Anne Marchisotto
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Applied MathematicsBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsCalifornia State University, NorthridgeNorthridgeUSA

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